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MEOPAR Postdoctoral Top-up Awards

Wed. May. 23, 2018

In 2018-19, the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network will offer up to three Postdoctoral Awards. The awards will provide top-up funding ($20,000/year) to highly-qualified postdoctoral candidates who have secured a base level of funding from other sources.

Proposed research activities must address MEOPAR’s organizational objective: To connect partners, resources and expertise to prepare for risks and take advantage of opportunities in the changing marine environment. Research must be linked to one of MEOPAR’s four challenge areas: Ocean Observation; Forecasting/Projection; Coastal Resilience; and Marine Operations/ Transportation. 

The purpose of these awards is to bring new postdoctoral fellows into the network and to connect them with MEOPAR-funded researchers and Highly-Qualified Personnel (HQP). MEOPAR’s top-up funding will empower postdoctoral candidates to take full advantage of professional development and career-building opportunities, providing them with the ability to:

  • Increase their stipend for financial flexibility; 
  • Participate in training and networking opportunities through MEOPAR; 
  • Present and discuss results at national and international conferences and other fora;
  • Purchase or fund specialized equipment, travel, or supplies for their research; or
  • Offset costs associated with publication. 

Application instructions and eligibility criteria are available on MEOPAR’s website:
http://meopar.ca/programs/training/training-initiatives/ 

The deadline to apply is 3 July 2018. Questions about the award may be directed to Laura Avery (laura.avery@meopar.ca).

About MEOPAR

Established in 2012 through Canada’s federal Networks of Centres of Excellence Program, the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network is a national network of academic researchers, students, government scientists, and partners in the private, not-for-profit and community sectors working together to reduce Canada’s vulnerability to marine risk. An independent not-for-profit organization, MEOPAR supports interdisciplinary research, provides training opportunities for students, and mobilizes scientific knowledge and technology through cross-sector engagement. MEOPAR’s objective is to connect partners, resources and expertise to prepare for risks and take advantage of opportunities in the changing marine environment.